January 9, 2004
High-Performance Database Research Center
School of Computer Science
Florida International University
Contact: Martha Gutierrez
Phone: (305) 348-6262 or (305) 348-1706 | Fax: (305) 348-1705 | E-mail:
Address: 11200 SW 8th Street, Miami, FL 33199
IBM granted TerraFly today an additional server farm, bringing its total in-kind support to date to $10.7 million. "IBM is pleased to work with FIU to advance their IT infrastructure and initiatives on a national level and we look forward to continuing our mutually beneficial relationship", said IBM's General Manager for pSeries servers, Adalio Sanchez.
TerraFly is a new Internet-based technology that makes it possible for users to "fly over" vast land areas using only an ordinary Web browser. By using high-resolution imagery collected by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and other sources, users can experience an overhead view of almost any location in the United States at a one-meter resolution-without the expense of standard GIS application software. The project, which is funded by NASA, the National Science Foundation, and IBM, can be accessed on the Web at http://www.terrafly.com.